- a slide or transparency for projection by a slide projector or magic lantern.
Origin of lantern slide
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for lantern slide
Groups of people come and go like figures on a lantern-slide.The Ways of Men
It stimulates the same nerve centers in me that a lantern-slide lecture on "Palestine—the Old and the New," does.Of All Things
Robert C. Benchley
Then the fog closed in, and, as a picture on a lantern-slide fades and disappears, she vanished and was gone!
When Sara had stirred ever so faintly, Ram Dass had closed the lantern-slide and lain flat upon the floor.A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett
He must draw in somewhere: he was worth only—the line of figures slipped in before his eyes with its lantern-slide coldness.Santa Claus's Partner
Thomas Nelson Page
- (formerly) a photographic slide for projection, used in a magic lantern
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